State Representative Brian Strickland (R-McDonough) announced via Facebook this morning that he’ll be running for the State Senate Seat currently held by Senator Rick Jeffares. Jeffares is running for Lt. Governor.
Strickland has been an upwardly mobile member of the Georgia House, and the move likely makes him the front runner for the Senate seat. Meanwhile, and open house seat is now created in Henry County, which is one of three counties that voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016 after voting for the Republican nominee for President in 2008 and 2012. Expect a bit of attention from both parties to be placed on the upcoming House race.